30 days on a work crew for getaway driver in Circle K robbery in Barton

NEWPORT — On January 23, 2014 a man entered the Circle K in Barton, brandishing a knife and demanded money from the clerk. An estimated $150 was turned over by the clerk, and the

Scarecrow contest coming to Newport

NEWPORT — The Newport Fall Foliage Festival is holding a scarecrow contest this year. The contest is expected to add a lot of fun to this year’s festivities. Families and businesses will make scarecrows

Newport Center woman facing multiple charges after Friday arrest

NEWPORT CENTER — A 44-year-old woman from Newport Center is facing multiple charges after being picked up by police on Friday. According to a report issued by police, Tina Matten is being charged with

Green Mountain Farm-to-School in Newport awarded $102,000 USDA grant

NEWPORT — Green Mountain Farm-to-School in Newport picked up a $102,000 grant from the USDA on Friday. The grant was part of a larger $2.3 million that was given to Vermont from the USDA,

Wood splitter stolen from Taylor Rental in Derby

DERBY — Police are seeking information about a recent theft that took place at the Taylor Rental Farm Yard Store on Route 5 in Derby. On Wednesday, at around 5:45 a.m. police say that

Hand, foot and mouth disease outbreak at NCUHS postpones football game

NEWPORT — As of Thursday night, more than half of the North Country Union High School football team was displaying symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease. Six players have confirmed cases, while around

$8.8 million in grants awarded for Newport State Airport expansion project

COVENTRY — The Newport State Airport will receive two FAA grants totaling $8.8 million to help with the airport’s expansion. The grants to the airport come on the heels of a Federal Aviation Administration

Derby man pleads guilty in murder case

NEWPORT — Peter Lavalette, the man accused of killing George Kouzoujian at his home in Westfield in June of 2013, has entered a guilty plea. Lavalette, 50, of Derby, was in Orleans County Superior

Scott Milne answers questions sent in by Newport Dispatch readers

On Tuesday, Scott Milne, the Republican candidate for Vermont Governor, was in the Newport area campaigning. He stopped in at Newport Farm and Garden – Agway. Milne took time to answer some questions sent

The Passing of a Legend: Lola Aiken

This tribute to Lola Aiken was written by Scott Wheeler, publisher of Vermont’s Northland Journal. One of the strongest and most inspirational women I have ever known, Lola Aiken, has passed away at 102